The Wall Street Journal published my rebuttal to the deceitful politicians who manipulate language; lying to deny Cuba’s sponsorship of convicted, fugitive terrorists.


An old American car in Havana, Nov. 17, 2021. PHOTO: YAMIL LAGE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

We all need to fight for the truth and justice as we have for our father, Frank Connor.

“In their letter “Cuba Is No Sponsor of International Terrorism” (Feb. 1), Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern and Vermont Sen. Peter Welch twist the language to fit their narrative. In urging the removal of Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list, they conveniently add the word “international” before “terrorism” to change the nature of the list, thus dismissing Cuba’s sponsorship of Black Liberation Army and FALN terrorists, Joanne Chesimard and William Morales.

Contrary to their letter, Morales wasn’t merely accused but also convicted of terrorism-related charges in the U.S, including bomb making and possession and transportation of explosives. To casually refer to these unrepentant terrorists as “aging American fugitives” and assert that “none of them have been accused of international terrorism” is disingenuous.

It also dismisses the life of my father, Frank Connor, who was murdered by Morales’s FALN at New York’s Fraunces Tavern in 1975. In so doing, Messrs. McGovern and Welsh join the Clintons and former Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden, who pushed clemency, in 1999 and then in 2017, on Morales’s Marxist FALN comrades.”

Joe Connor

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